Network M&A: Transtelco Acquires XC Networks

November 21st, 2013 by · 1 Comment

There was a bit of network consolidation today down on the US-Mexico border.  Transtelco has announced the acquisition of Dallas-based XC networks.  

Like Transtelco itself, XC networks has focused on the cross-border networking market, owning a mix of fiber, data center, and spectrum assets.  They have a significant presence in Dallas, which derives from the acquisition of Corban Communications back in 2006.  But they also own a bunch of spectrum south of the border and boast clients of both the wholesale and enterprise variety.  Beyond that I know little about the company yet... anyone?

However, the overlapping geography and complementary customer base will certainly help boost Transtelco's efforts in the region.  In recent years, Transtelco has added longhaul routes in Texas and metro fiber down in major Mexican markets.

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Categories: Fiber Networks · Mergers and Acquisitions

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  • B says:

    They are (were) competitors in the cross-border traffic with Mexico. For example, if a company like legacy Qwest wanted to deliver traffic to MX, they would hand it off at the border to XC or TT and they would shoot it over the border via microwave (i.e, El Paso to Juarez – where they both have a presence) and then either deliver it themselves of route through a MX carrier for last mile.

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